Krugman Sums Up Trump's Handling of the Pandemic – Mostly

I love Paul Krugman. Reading his columns, even the gloomier ones, is one of the things I look forward to at the start of the day. Today’s column starts with a short blunt summary of how the Mangled Mago-face has responded to the virus: America Drank Away Its Children’s Future A brief history of the…

Trump continues to lose the suburbs

Trump is losing the sprawl vote as he doubles down on empty threats, demanding schools reopen even as he has little actual authority. There is slippage even as Trump ads threaten the loss of police, since most people understand that police do need to change how they operate, even in the age of “Karens”. x…

Will governors open schools “beautifully” for Trump scorched earth in a retreat to the bunker

Why open them back up, they’re only going to cheat anyway…. x The director of Homeland security #Gaslighted CNN's Brianna Keilar, suggesting she is delusional for thinking #Trump's tweet about schools opening, is serious, and as simple as he wrote..or what #TrumpSupporters call #TrumpDerangementSyndrome Gaslighting is what sociopaths do pic.twitter.com/LsabfynY6v— The Carboraider in an Evil…

Things really important to me

First an apology. My post yesterday on my decision to vote for Warren (which I did at about 9:45 AM) and to contribute to her campaign ($100 online) was my first posting here in more than a month. Some may remember that in mid-November I suffered a stroke, later had surgery to relieve the stenosis…

Good Hair?

The recent case of DeAndre Arnold, a black Texas teen of Trinidadian extraction, who is not being allowed to walk the stage to celebrate his graduation because of a hairstyle is not as unique as you might think.  I have a personal stake in this argument because my grandson’s Mom and Dad [my son] have…

Some Good News Out of Kentucky.

Between the SCOTUS decision to let stand Kentucky’s anti-abortion law and former Governor Matt Bevin’s middle finger to the justice system (see Meteor Blades’ diary on Bevin’s corrupt pardonfest), I wanted to let you all know about some good political news out of Kentucky. Democratic Govenor Andy Beshear shit canned the Kentucky Board of Education…

Houston activist Kandice Webber breaks down the fraud that is Charter Schools

Houston activist Kandice Webber describes the fraud that is the charter school system. Most importantly she provides a path for the community to take back their public schools vie engagement. Charter Schools fraud deconstructed Watch the entire episode here. Webber appeared on Politics Done Right recently where she discussed her confrontation with Democratic Presidential candidate, Senator Cory…

TN legislator called for ridding US of higher education in order to “end a liberal breeding ground”

In September, State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield, BS, Lipscomb U.) declared that he wanted to eliminate higher education (presumably only for women, because abortion) which would save America. His excuse: he was on talk radio. He (still) hasn’t apologized. OMG, Tennessee lawmaker @kerryeroberts calls for abolition of education. Says we need to move back into caves like…

Fail: the barbarism of #beckywiththebadgrades lawyer exploiting Asian-American students' claims

x A federal judge just ruled that Harvard's admissions policy doesn't discriminate against Asian American students https://t.co/3EcdGOKybz — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 1, 2019 Today’s ruling represents a cynical use of white-privilege for a “model minority” to recuperate the mission that failed in the case of Abigail Fisher. The charges that de facto quota systems for Asian-Americans might…

KY-Gov: Andy Beshear (D) Goes After Bevin's (R) Labor Secretary's Attacks On KY's Teachers

Received this e-mail today from Attorney General Andy Beshear’s (D. KY) gubernatorial campaign: Friend, Kentucky’s teachers are under attack. Matt Bevin’s Labor Cabinet Secretary, David Dickerson, has been threatening our teachers with $1,000 fines for standing up for themselves against Matt Bevin’s attacks. On Friday, Dickerson backed down from issuing those fines, but he’s still telling…

Year-round Daylight Savings Time would negatively impact Americans

Earlier today, President Donald Trump said that year-round daylight savings time (DST) in the United States “is O.K. with me!”: x Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019 Year-round DST is NOT O.K. with me! In many parts of the country, particularly in the northwestern corner…